As you’re all aware the last couple of months have been so hectic for us as a family; with the house move, the boy’s birthdays, being busy at work and then the boy’s viral infections too it’s all got a little too much for me.
A few days ago I woke up with a sore throat and as the day went on I knew that it was going to lead to tonsillitis as I’ve been here before. That night I went to bed feeling quite poorly already and when I woke the next morning I knew that I needed a trip to the doctors. They confirmed I had tonsillitis (again) and I knew that I would need to rest up for at least a few days.
It’s taken me until today to even start feeling well enough to blog again and all I’ve done is sleep and rest really in the time since I fell ill. But, it’s in moments like this when I’m either ill or feeling under the weather that I tend to reflect on where I am at in my life and where I’m at in relation to meeting my life’s goals. It was just this morning I said to Richard, I’m half living my ‘dream life’ as we’ve just bought the house of our dreams and everything is going to plan at work but, I just keep falling ill all the time and this is the half of my life where I’m not satisfied.
In the past year, I’ve been quite poorly with various different ailments and I’ve had numerous tests, samples taken and numerous doctors and nurses appointments to try and find out the cause of this. At first, it started with the headaches, then the nausea and fatigue and then in the last year I’ve had 3 bouts of tonsillitis and for anyone who has had this, they’ll know you’re usually prone to this when you’re wiped out or feeling under the weather (or both)!
I’ve had various tests, samples taken and a numerous visits to the doctors and nurses, in fact I’ve had more ailments in the last year than I have in the last 15 years in total, so whats changed?
Well, I know first hand that with a busy job, young children, working towards a course in my own time and volunteering it all eventually takes it’s toll and it’s times like this when you have to re-evaluates things and look at what gives. I’ve therefore, put the volunteering on hold and I’m trying to make conscious decisions about the amount of social/activities I engage in during weekends too – it all adds up!
In the next week, Richard and I have a full 5 days to ourselves as the Grandparents are taking the boys away to the caravan so we’re going to have some R&R time which is well deserved and well needed too! We’ll miss the boys tremendously but, we know they’ll be having a great time with Grandma and Grandad so we can relax knowing that.
Richard and I can then reconnect again properly, go out for dates, have a little ‘ME’ time and I’ll also find more time to blog, which is what I love too! This time will allow us to recharge our batteries and for me it will provide me with undisturbed thinking time so we can review where we are with our ‘life plan’ and decide what’s next on the list to make sure we are ‘Living the life we really want.’